Attention, Toronto travellers! The Globe & Mail has announced that Local 75, the union that supports more than 5500 workers in the Toronto hotel industry, have voted 94% in favour of a strike if negotiations break down over issues of job security (possibly in conjunction with the G20 summit that hits town in a few weeks.) The earliest date that workers could go on strike is June 23.
What does this mean for you, the NileGuide-ite with tickets to Toronto? Although it’s too soon to tell the outcome, it would be a good idea to keep an eye on your hotel reservation. Call the hotel or visit their web site for updates, and ask about their cancellation/rain check policies.
There is also the option of staying slightly outside Toronto. Mississauga is an independent city annexed to Toronto whose hotel workers will not be affected by the strike. Consider staying in Mississauga and travelling into downtown T.O. on the GO Train, as it’s only about 30 minutes away.
Or rent a car and see a few sites outside the GTA! Maybe it’s finally time to take that trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Stratford or Muskoka you’ve been dreaming about?